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Oppo R11 could offer a dual camera on the back, to complement F3's dual selfie cam

Oppo has had some innovative camera designs, but is relatively new to the dual camera field. The F3 Plus was announced just days ago with a dual selfie camera, but rumor has it that the Oppo R11 will bring two cameras to the back. At this year's MWC, the company brought the world's first dual cam setup with 5x optical zoom (using a periscope system). It's too early to tell, but a premium line like the R series could conceivably get such a high-end imaging setup. The design is similar to the Oppo R9s (at least going by the image) and there will be a Plus model too - a 5.5" Oppo R11 and a...

Huawei P10 now available in the UK

The Huawei P10 is now available in the UK at £570 for a SIM-free unit. Note that we only found the 64GB model in UK stores, we're yet to see a 32GB option. Unlocked-Mobile can deliver a Graphite Black P10 to the UK tomorrow (there's international delivery too). A SIM-free unit will set you back £570. If you want the Dazzling Gold version, you'll have to wait until April 4. Carphone Warehouse has it in Graphite Black and Dazzling Gold, you can expect delivery by March 31 (this Friday). The SIM-free model is £570, but you can also get a new plan for £41 a month with EE or £42 with...

Huawei P10 gets its first update, brings camera-related fixes

The Huawei P10 has started receiving its first update. Arriving as build number VTR-LO9C432B113 and weighing in at 245MB, the update brings a couple of camera-related fixes, as well as optimizations for performance and stability. An issue where the camera couldn't launch with Google Voice has been fixed. Also fixed is the issue with the camera preview screen, which did not display correctly in certain situations. The update doesn't bump the Android OS version, which stays at 7.0. Security patch level also remains at February 1. Via

Green Oppo R9s launching on April 1

Over a couple of weeks after we spottedit, the Fresh Green color variant of the Oppo R9s has been officially confirmed. The device will go on sale later this week - April 1. Pricing information is currently not known, but it shouldn't be different from other R9s color options given that the red model, which was launched separately back in December last year also carried the same price tag. Via

Samsung Z4 gets Wi-Fi certified as well

Nearly a couple of weeks after it was spotted in the database of the Federal Communications Commission in the US, the Samsung Z4 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA). Nothing much is currently known about the device, except that it carries a model number of SM-Z400, offers dual SIM support, and packs in a 2,050mAh battery. Also, the device is said to be powered by Tizen OS 3.0, making it the first phone of its kind. Via

LG G6 likely to launch in Canada today

LG might have announced April 7 as the launch date for its G6 smartphone in Canada, but looks like the device may go on sale in the country as soon as today (March 28). According to a new report, carrier Bell has secured early inventory and will start selling the phone immediately. "Stores will begin to receive the all new LG G6 devices as soon as tomorrow, March 28th, and you can sell them right away — that's a full week before launch," the report cites an internal Bell document as saying. Just so that you know, those in Canada who purchase the handset before April 3 will get a...

March security update hits Samsung Galaxy J1 mini and Galaxy Core Prime

The Samsung Galaxy J1 mini as well as the Galaxy Core Prime smartphones have also started receiving the latest security patch. The update arrives as build number J105YDVU0AQC1 and G361HXXU0AQC1, respectively. Aside from Android fixes for the month of March, the update is also said to include some optimizations, enhancements, as well as regular bug-fixes. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update to hits your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for it by heading to your handset's Settings menu. Via

Google Duo's audio-only calling feature now starts rolling worldwide

Months after revealing that its video calling app Duo will soon start offering audio-only calling as a feature, it was last week when Google finally announced that the functionality has started rolling out. While only Brazil was getting it so far, that's not the case any more. #GoogleDuo Audio calls is rolling out worldwide now ...— Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) March 27, 2017 As clear from the aforementioned tweet from Amit Fulay, who is Head of Product (Allo and Duo) at Google, the feature has now started rolling out worldwide. So if you have been waiting for the feature, it...

HTC One A9 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

The update to Android 7.0 Nougat started rolling out to the HTC One A9 units sold in the US a bit more than a couple of months ago. And now it's finally time for the new OS version to make it to One A9 devices that were purchased in Europe. The rollout is already on its way, so if you have a One A9 and got it from Europe (unlocked or from a carrier, it doesn't matter) perhaps now's a good time to manually check for updates, if you haven't received a notification about the situation. Once you download and install the update, you will be on software version 2.17.401.2, Android 7.0,...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) review: Take Note!

After getting to know Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 with Helio X20, it's time to meet the Snapdragon 625 edition. It promises better battery efficiency and thermal control thanks to the more advanced manufacturing process. But these improvements may have cost the Note 4 some of its performance punch, and we will duly explore this possibility.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 reportedly not launching this spring

Not long ago a report purportedly originating at unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain told us that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop was already in production. It was supposed to become official at a spring event taking place either this month or in April. Yet today a new rumor on the matter comes to basically contradict that, saying that Microsoft will not, in fact, unveil the Surface Book 2 at its spring event - which apparently is still on track to take place, even if press invites haven't been sent until now. So the event is going to happen, but the Surface Book 2...

Cortana for Android now lets you interact with it on the lock screen

Cortana for Android arrived onto a lock screen near you starting in January. However, that functionality has been in beta up until today. From now on, if you have the Cortana app on Android, you're able to interact with the virtual assistant straight from your lock screen, without needing to unlock your phone. You get a list of things that Cortana thinks are important to you, only a swipe away. What's more, though, you can ask the assistant questions or have it set reminders - all from the lock screen, all without unlocking. Obviously, it will deliver the answers you seek in a nice...

Apple releases macOS 10.12.4 and tvOS 10.2

Along with iOS and watchOS, Apple also released updates for macOS and tvOS. macOS 10.12.4 adds Night Shift, which automatically cuts down the blue light from the display at night to reduce the strain on your eyes. You can find the Night Shift option under the Display settings, where you can customize the timings or set it to run between sunset to sunrise, and also control the intensity of the effect. The update also adds Siri support for Cricket scores for IPL and ICC, among other minor changes and improvements. The tvOS update is even smaller. tvOS 10.1 brings...

Moto X (2017) breaks cover with metal body, SD625, dual rear camera setup

That alleged Moto X (2017) that leaked twice in December of last year actually turned out to be the Moto G5 Plus, which got official at MWC last month. However, Motorola is still apparently working on a new Moto X. At least if you choose to believe the latest leaked images which you can see below. These are said to depict the Moto X (2017), and that information comes from a pretty solid leaker of all things Moto-related. Of course, you shouldn't take this for granted even so. As you can see, the purported 2017 edition of the Moto X comes with a full metal body (complete with necessary...

Apple releases iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2

Apple has released the final stable build of iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2. The updates are now available for download on compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch devices through OTA updates and also iTunes in case of iOS. We had outlined the changes in one of our older posts before but to summarize it again, the 10.3 comes with some notable user facing as well as under the hood improvements. One example of the former is the option to find AirPods under the Find My iPhone app, that plays a sound to help you locate your lost AirPods as well shows their last location on a...

Unlocked US Galaxy S7 receives March security update, still no Nougat

A couple of weeks ago Samsung promised that it would treat unlocked Galaxy S7 units sold in the US better than it had up until that point, when it comes to software updates. In fact, the company committed to releasing monthly security patches for those models, and claimed the March update was on its way. This is now starting to reach unlocked S7 units bought in the US, finally. Applying the update will take your device to the March 1 security patch level, while your baseband version will be G930UUES4AQC1. So that's great, seeing Samsung already keeping its promise. There is a...

Android co-founder's upcoming bezelless smartphone gets photographed

Back in January a report gave us some details about Andy Rubin's latest venture, which involves a company working on a high-end, bezelless smartphone. Andy Rubin, as you may know, is a co-founder of Android, and he was in charge of the OS at Google until 2013. Rubin left the search giant a year later, and recently created a new company called Essential Products. This will be the maker of that top of the line handset that should be out around the middle of the year. And what you see below is the first photo showing it. The image was shared by Andy Rubin himself, in an attempt to drum...

Facebook Messenger now has live location sharing too

Facebook is usually quick to copy features from its various competitors if it deems them interesting enough, but we normally see stuff from the likes of Snapchat making it into the social network's offerings. This time Facebook Messenger has decided to borrow a recently announced (and not even fully rolled out yet) feature from Google Maps - live location sharing. Google unveiled its interpretation last week, and today Facebook is announcing a very similar thing for Messenger. In a nutshell, this lets you allow the contacts you choose to see your live location on a map for up to one hour....

Samsung confirms that it will offer refurbished Galaxy Note7 units, but not in the US

Last month a report from South Korea claimed that Samsung was getting ready to offer refurbished Galaxy Note7 units this summer, following last year's recalls. Today this has been confirmed by the company itself, through a news release that focuses on how it's going to "recycle" the giant pile of returned Note7 units that it has in its possession. The first step in that process is refurbishing units or renting them (whatever that may mean). The second step involves detaching salvageable components from the phones, in order to reuse them. And third, if all else fails, "processes such...